You didn't wip out a piece of oil bronze and make an upgradeAgreed. The basic Lyman trimmer has 2 accessories available: Carbide cutters and a Drill Motor adapter. My 1970's gray model has been fitted with both.
► Note: The gray model came with metal bushings and with added lubrication can work with a drill motor just fine. The orange version seems to have plastic bushings and your results may/may not be as good.
I do the same. Set for 1.759, just below max case length.I use a WFT for .223/5.56. I sort of chringed a bit at the cost but it was money well spent IMO.
Trimming .223 still isn't "fun" but it is no longer a chore.
I don't even bother to measure .223 anymore before trimming, I just run it thru the trimmer, if it needs to be trimmed it gets trimmed, if not it doesn't.
It just spins the case, just like it did with the cordless hand drill I used before. The mini drill press for me is way better than the hand drill. Most folks wear a glove when doing it. It works great for me . YMMV. Choice is a good thing.That motor has enough torque to remove some fingers if the case jams in the cutter.
Several years ago I bought a WCT (World's Cheapest Trimmer, like a WFT but, y'know ...) when faced with having to process a couple thousand 5.56 milsurp cases.Is there a simple trimming tool that can be used in a drill motor for simple, cheap, apartment house reloading?